Course Organisation

Energy networks play a key role in transporting energy between energy producers and consumers, typically as a monopoly activity in an area, with their costs comprising a significant portion of consumers’ bills. As a result, energy network revenues and tariffs are set by European energy regulators to help ensure value for money and security of supply. There is also a focus on incentivising a high quality network service.

In addition, there are now significant developments impacting on the network businesses, driving a re-think in tariff-setting by regulators. This includes increased levels of wind and solar generation, more integrated European wholesale markets, a move to increased demand-side flexibility, and progress towards Smart Networks. Distribution System Operators are at the front-end of such changes, facilitated in many cases by the roll-out of Smart Meters.

Energy regulators must tread carefully in setting tariffs in this rapidly changing environment, balancing the traditional regulatory aims of efficient, secure and high-quality energy networks with the newer objectives and innovation that policy-makers seek for the sector. 

Designed for:

Experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) who want to improve their expertise and exchange experiences in setting allowed network revenues and the associated tariffs for transmission and distribution.

Programme overview:

  • Review the fundamental principles of network tariff regulation in electricity and gas 
  • Explore the different models and methodologies for electricity and gas network charging in Europe, including practical examples on deciding tariff structures to meet the required objectives and principles, dealing with pragmatic restrictions as well as the rationales and brief explanation of each model  
  • Examine the impacts of new developments and innovation on the tariff setting process for European energy regulators, including how to design network charges in a context of high penetration of distributed resources and prosumers and on-site distributed generation
  • Discuss interesting case studies on tariff setting methodologies in both electricity and gas, transmission and distribution from a wide range of countries 
  • Participate in exciting discussions on comparing the similarities and differences in network tariff regulation in gas and electricity, transmission and distribution  

Course Advisor: Prof. Tomás Gómez, Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Download the draft programme of the training course
Registration is now open until 5  September 2016.

Two scholarships of 50% fee reduction are offered to participants from CEER members and observers. Please check the conditions about scholarships in the tab "Course Fee".

Course Fee

- CEER members and observers: €960 (or 2 training credits)

- CEER non-members: €1,200  

Course fee includes lunches, coffee breaks during the course and one drink reception, not including travel and accommodation costs. 

This course is only open to participants from National Regulatory Authorities. Priority is given to CEER members. 

Cancellation policy:

- Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.

- No course fee will be applied if written cancellation requests are received at least 3 working days before the first day of the course. Full course fees will be applied for cancellation requests received after this deadline.


CEER offers two scholarships of 50% fee reduction to two participants from CEER members and observers for attending this course. The scholarships are offered based on the principle of helping those facing budget constraints to reduce the costs of sending their staff to CEER training courses.

The eligible NRAs for CEER Training Scholarships are those from countries whose GDP per capita falls below the 90% threshold of the EU-28's GDP per capita (according to the Eurostat official data:

Participants from the qualified NRAs are invited to apply for the two CEER Training Scholarships for this course by indicating this in the online registration form in the tab "Registration". When the registration is closed, the two selected participants will be notified whether they get the scholarships. If more than two individuals apply for the scholarships, only two participants from the qualifed NRAs with the lowest percentage from the Eurostat figures are chosen. An eligible NRA can benefit from maximum 2 scholarships per year.

Practical Information

Hotel information

CEER has blocked a number of hotel rooms with special corporate rate with Best Western Premier Park Hotel Brussels .

Rates (incl. VAT + breakfast, excl. city tax): €145.

21 Avenue de I'Yser, 1040 Brussels
tel +32 2 735 74 00

If you would like to benefit from this offer, please fill in the reservation form below before 6 September 2016 and send it directly to Best Western Premier Park Hotel:

CEER is not responsible for making the reservation on your behalf.

Reservation form Best Western Park Hotel
For other suggested hotels near CEER office, please consult the list below.

Other suggested hotels in Brussels

The course will take place at CEER office.


Securex Building
Cours Saint-Michel 30a, box F (5th floor)
B - 1040 Brussels, Belgium

For details on how to reach CEER, please click
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For other questions on the course, please contact us: or by phone +32 2 788 73 49.